Every now and then a new exploit is being discovered (especially in the iOS section) and today yet another loop-hole has been discovered in the browsers of Android, iOS and Blackberry that could take control over you smartphone, leaving you helpless!.
So what’s the deal?, why all of the platforms are being effected?. Well almost every smartphone’s browsers are base on the same architecture and Webkit beneath their OS software, so if a vulnerability in any of those browser is found, the similar browsers also go down.
Security firm CrowdStrike has found such exploit and are planing to reveal the loop-hole at the RSA conference that begins on Wednesday. Most probably this exploit might be Webkit related that would allow the hacker to have remote access to the device.
The security exploit was found in Android platform which makes it more pron to the problem but since the other smartphones iPhone and Blackberry share the same architecture, they are at risk too. In time like this, these mobile companies should give incentives to hackers to find exploits on a regular basis to ensure max security just like Google is doing with its desktop browser Chrome.
Lets hope no user would have become a victim to this menace yet and the mobile companys make fast progress on patching this loop-hole.